Aquilo (555) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown with a foamy head and some nice lace. Smell of molasses cookies and CO2. Mildly bitter. This is a good, drinkable ale. It doesn’t try to knock my socks off, but that’s okay.
Davhgbrew (943) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber color. Aroma is of cooked malt and vanilla. Bitterness is moderate, flavor is slightly spiced like nutmeg with brown sugar. There is the oak barrel flavor also. A little to molasses sweetness to make a session with this one. Toasty malt flavor lingers unpleasantly.
BlackHaddock (3905) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16th July 2014 on-tap at the Hanger bar inside the Tustin (Orange County) Whole Foods store. Good clear amber look, the head an off-white covering. Caramel malts in the semi-sweet nose and taste, some mild hops keeping the sweetness in check. I enjoyed this beer and would have had another but my time was short and I wanted a couple more ticks before the women came for me! Nice body depth and overall a very pleasant first beer of the day, managed two more until they arrived.
mcdav2154 (449) - GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful beer for this style. Buttery, nutty, bread flavor that is typical. Great balance of hops at the end. Easy to drink and great taste.
hopwine (352) - Bend, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange golden, good clarity, white head. Nose is biscuity, toasty, fresh apple esters. Flavor is same plus mild citrus and herbal bitterness, hints of oak, honey. Really nice interpretation of esb, very under appreciated imo
TheJester (1915) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 mL bottle. Nice looking cola brown beer. Mild, fairly typical malty aroma. Not bad. Nice tasting, though, with nice mouthfeel for a 5% beer. Malty, bruised fruit, some earthy hops. Very sessionable.
beerbaaron (1278) - Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed on move in day. Thirst quenching! So refreshing and still so flavorful and full of character. Nothing heavy or dominating to ruin things. This was the perfect beverage on a hot sweaty afternoon.
Nische (774) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright amber color with a white head. Aroma was biscuit, light hops, and caramel. Very smooth flavor. Clean and drinkable.
sailracer (404) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Mild oak flavor with some watered down malt. Reasonable bitterness, but this suffers from a lack of a solid malt backbone.
thorongil2 (1277) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) bright, clear orange amber colour with a medium tall white head; aroma of stewed fruit, hints of bread and citrus; slightly creamy palate; mild, balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish